The Soul's Lament

The summer is ended O God

Author: Lou Singletary Bedford
Tune: [The summer is ended, oh, God!]
Published in 17 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The summer is ended, O God!
And the harvest forever past,
While heedless life’s earnest path I have trod,
And now I’m undone at last;
With the best of intentions
My path I have paved,
But the harvest is ended,
My soul is not saved.

I am not saved; I am not saved;
The harvest is ended, and I am not saved.

2 The dews of God’s grace have come down;
Thro’ the spring and the summer eves
The beautiful rays of autumn’s bright sun
Have ripened full many sheaves;
All the while with vain dreamings
My way I have paved
Till the summer is ended
And I am not saved. [Refrain]

3 Full often His still gentle voice
Has encouraged my wayward heart
To choose, in the place of life’s fleeting joys,
Like Mary, "that better part,"
But alas! every warning
My proud heart has braved,
Till summer is ended
And I am not saved. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12280

Author: Lou Singletary Bedford

Mrs. Lou Singletary Bedford, author, born in Feliciana, Graves county, Kentucky, 7th April 1837. Her father was a teacher, and his little daughter placed n his school at six years of age. she had no special love for books, except for reading, spelling and grammar, but her ambition kept her at the head of most of her classes. she completed her course of study in Clinton Seminary. After leaving school she taught for a year or two. In 1857 she became the wife of John Joseph Bedford, a friend and associate of her childhood. There were six children born to them. Mrs. Bedford's literary career has in great measure become identified with Texas, her adopted home. From her sixteenth year she continued to write until her marriage, after which her pen… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The summer is ended O God
Title: The Soul's Lament
Author: Lou Singletary Bedford
Refrain First Line: I am not saved
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12280
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The Cyber Hymnal #12280

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